Aran ganseys, yarn, and islands… kind of

Yesterday I took a trip to the west of Ireland and the city of Galway. While I did not get to visit the famous-for-knitters Aran islands, I did see them…

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… as well as shops selling the ganseys…

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… and I did some shopping!

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They came in 250 gram hanks (for €9.99 which I thought was a steal) and for some reason I thought I might need two for a traditional Irish scarf…

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… I may have gone slightly overboard.

I also found a sheet describing the meaning of the patterns used for the ganseys. Really interesting stuff!

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